Alypophanes iridocosma Turner, 1908
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Alypophanes iridocosma
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has yellow wings with black and red markings. There is a prominent white spot on the abdomen. The moth rests normally with the fore and hind wings disconnected. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland in Australia.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 112.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 63.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 189.


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    (updated 3 February 2010)